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A New Era Dawns . . .
A new era began at Samford Univer-
sity this fall as Dr. Thomas E. Corts be-
came the 1 7th president of the 1 42-year
old Baptist institution.
Dr. Corts, former president of Win-
gate College, succeeded Dr. Leslie S.
Wright, who retired to the post of chan-
cellor on Aug. 31 after 25 years as the
Samford opened this fall term with
some 4,000 students enrolled, including
approximately 1,100 new students in
four categories — undergraduate, trans-
fer, law, and graduate programs. The
students hail from every Alabama coun-
ty and more than 30 other states.
Dr. Corts, in his semester-opening ad-
dress to students, defined education as
"a confronting of people and ideas and
circumstances that makes a dramatic
impact upon who we are, the values we
believe in, what we stand up for, what we sit down for, and what
we say we are willing to die for."
"All of that is here," the new president said, "and all of it will
come cascading across your countenance in the course of this year
in a way that it may never have come to you before."
He described Samford as a place of "people and ideas, and one
fine gem of a place," but reminded the students that "the educa-
tion that takes or does not take with you is more dependent on you
than any person in this room."
Dr. Corts begins his Samford tenure committed to continuing
"the quest for excellence."
"I like to do things right the first time," he told a reporter in
early September. "I believe you should do your research, involve a
lot of people in the decision-making process, and get the job done.
"I would like to do what we do even better. Oftentimes, that
means money. There are numerous good ideas in the world of
education. All of them have a price tag.
"So I would like to find the resources to do some of the things
we are doing, and do them even better."
The Georgetown College and Indiana University graduate,
who will be 42 on Oct. 7, is a strong believer in international
"I want to bring a dimension of internationalism to Samford,"
he said. "I am very committed to the idea that a Christian who
grows up without a world vision is less than he ought to be, since
we of all people ought to be concerned about the othermost parts
of the world."
"And I think that if you were not a
Christian, from a strictly educational
standpoint, from the standpoint of
simply world citizenship, that this
would be a vital component of educa-
tion in our time."
"An education that does not con-
front the internationality of life, or
that does not admit that we are all
global citizens, is second rate," he
At Wingate, Dr. Corts initiated a
unique "Winternational" program
which allowed a student at the mid-
point of the sophomore year to travel
abroad at almost no additional cost.
At Samford, the international em-
phasis could focus on such areas as
world missions and international
business, he said.
Already, the school has added a new interdisciplinary program
in International Relations. Offered through the Department of
History and Political Science, the new program enables a student
to earn a Bachelor of Arts degree in International Relations by
completing prescribed courses in history, political science, the
humanities, economics, behavioral sciences, and foreign lan-
The program seeks to produce generalists who are able to
synthesize information from many fields rather than specialists,
according to Dr. David M. Vess, head of the Department of
History and Political Science.
Samford is comprised of eight component schools and colleges
and three separate divisions. School and colleges are the Howard
College of Arts and Sciences, Cumberland School of Law, Orlean
Bullard Beeson School of Education, Ida V. Moffett School of
Nursing and schools of business, graduate studies, music and
pharmacy. Separate divisions include Air Force ROTC, Anesthe-
sia and Paralegal Studies.
Through this variety of academic programs, Samford offers
courses leading to 21 degrees.
Samford was chartered as Howard College by Alabama Bap-
tists in Marion, Alabama, in the fall of 1 84 1 . The school moved to
the East Lake section of Birmingham in 1887 and to its present
Homewood location in 1957.
Samford has known its greatest growth at its present site. The
school's enrollment has increased more than 175 percent and the
percentage of faculty members holding the earned doctoral de-
gree had grown to more than twice the national average since
A campus of more than 30 major structures with a replacement
value of approximately $75 million has been built. The school has
pumped millions of dollars into the economy of Homewood and
reprinted from Shades Valley Sun
Joining new Samford president Dr Thomas h Coru
in a family portrait are from left, his wife. Maria,
daughters Jennifer and Rachel, and son Christian
Jennifer ( man
%*£% Excellence is his commitment
An air of expectancy hangs over Samford University's
campus this week as parents unload boxes and help their
freshmen students get settled in for fall term.
One of the fathers himself will be a newcomer to the
university nestled at the foot of Birmingham's Shades
Dr. Thomas E. Corts takes over as president of Samford
Thursday as his daughter, Jennifer, begins studies as a
freshman at the Baptist liberal arts school.
Corts, who has been president of Wingate College in
North Carolina for the past nine years, succeeds Dr. Leslie
S. Wright who is retiring to become chancellor.
Corts describes Samford as a "jewel of a place," a quality
institution with a bright future.
The new president said he hopes to build on the founda-
tions laid by Wright. But he said his primary interest is in
trying to make a lasting impact on students' values and in
commitments to academic excellence rather than in bricks
Many institutions face difficult times because of declin-
ing enrollment, but Samford's well-defined mission and role
as a Baptist institution give it distinction and stability, he
"Declining enrollment certainly will be a pressure,"
Corts said. But he said standards will not be lowered to
maintain enrollment. The university is at capacity with
about 4,000 students, and plans are to remain at that level,
"We will try to assure quality and quantity of students,"
Corts said he wants to focus on quality so Samford "can
reach even greater distinction."
"There are a lot of ideas in
the world of education; all off
them have a price tag."
— Dr. Thomas Corts
A key ingredient will be to boost the university's endow-
ment of $7 million, which he called "extremely modest" for
Samford's size. He said he doesn't have a firm goal or
timetable, but $50 million "would be a good number."
During Corts' tenure as president of Wingate, endow-
ment funds of the 1,500-student college more than doubled
from $2 million in 1974 to $6 million in 1981.
"There are alot of ideas in the world of education," he
said. "All of them have a price tag."
A top priority will be to make international studies a
central commitment of Samford "if the institution is will-
ing," he said. Global perspectives can be emphasized in
courses, reading assignments and through special programs
in which students study abroad, he said.
At Wingate, he started a program that allowed students
at the midpoint of their sophomore year to travel abroad at
almost no additional cost.
Samford can make a commitment to giving students an
international education as some schools do for supporting
football, Corts said.
Students need to have a global view of events and a
glimpse of what it means to be a world citizen because of the
importance of international trade in the business world, as
well as the Baptist tradition of pumping money into healing
and teaching in other countries, he said.
Corts, a 41 -year-old native of Terre Haute, Ind., is a
graduate of Georgetown College with a doctorate from In-
diana University. Before going to Wingate, he was coordin-
ator of the Kentucky Higher Education Consortium and
director of planning, executive dean and chief operating
officer at Georgetown College.
By Jean Lufkin Bouler
The Birmingham News
Dr. Corts and his
ities as President of
A NEW ERA DAWNS:
Pianist-composer Dave Brubeck and former Chicago mayor
Jane Byrne joined noted lecturers from the fields of religion and
economics on a series of programs celebrating the inauguration of
Samford University's new president, Dr. Thomas E. Corts, Sun-
day-through-Wednesday, Nov. 6-9.
Also participating in the four-day event were Dr. John Heller,
former Yale University medical professor and author of the book
REPORT ON THE SHROUD OF TURIN; Dr. Donald Ratajc-
zak, nationally known economic forecaster from Atlanta; and Dr.
Gerhard Claas, general secretary of the Baptist World Alliance.
Dr. Corts was formally installed as Samford's 17th president on
Wednesday, Nov. 9, during an 1 1 a.m. program in Wright Fine
Arts Center at Samford. Dr. Claas, a German pastor who was
elected to head the BWA in 1980, delivered the major address.
Inauguration Week began Sunday, Nov. 6, with a lecture by Dr.
Heller, a key member of the scientist team that investigated the
Shroud of Turin in 1978.
Dr. Heller, whose book on the Shroud was a Book-of-the-Month
Club selection last June, discussed the exhaustive study made on
the relic which many believe to be the burial shroud of Jesus. The
scientist team tackled the question of how the image of a face was
formed on the Shroud.
Dr. Heller answered questions from a panel of religion news
editors on Monday, Nov. 7, at 10 a.m. in Wright Fine Arts Center.
Dr. Ratajczak, who has earned a national reputation for accura-
cy in his economic forecasts for such bodies as the Joint Economic
Committee of the U.S. Congress, spoke Monday, Nov. 7, in Wright
Fine Arts Center. His talk focused on Alabama's economic future.
Mrs. Byrne, who served as Chicago's first woman mayor during
1979-83, spoke Tuesday, Nov. 8, in Wright Fine Arts Center. A
former Commissioner of Consumer Services of Chicago, she imple-
mented numerous budgetary reforms during her tenure as mayor
which reduced Chicago's accumulated debt by more than $100
Brubeck, a popular musician who has become an influential
force in contemporary sacred music in recent years, performed
with his Quartet and the Samford Festival Chorus on a program
entitled "An Evening with Dave Brubeck" Tuesday, Nov. 8, in
Wright Fine Arts Center.
The musician-composer has been critically acclaimed by church
musicians for such works as "To Hope: A Celebration," his most
recent work, and his oratorios based on the life and teachings of
Jesus, "Beloved Son" and "The Light in the Wilderness."
Dr. Claas, from Wetter, Germany, was elected to head the BWA
at the 14th Baptist World Congress in Toronto, Canada, three
years ago. The Alliance is a worldwide fellowship of 127 Baptist
conventions and unions from 90 countries dedicated to strengthen-
ing international cooperation among its 30 million members.
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When the cornerstone of Samford Hall was laid in
1954, school officials and Baptist leaders celebrated
with a barbecue on the grounds of what was to become
Among those present was Dr. Leslie S. Wright, ex-
ecutive secretary of the Baptist Foundation of Ala-
bama, based in Montgomery.
Construction of Samford Hall marked the beginning
of a new era for what then was known as Howard
College, which was moving from East Lake to the base
of Shades Mountain in Homewood.
Four years later, Wright was named president of
Samford. Now, after 25 years — a longer tenure than
any other current Alabama college or university presi-
dent — he will retire Thursday to the post of chancellor.
Under Wright, Samford grew from 1,500 students
and seven buildings to 4,000 students and 27 buildings.
"The total growth and building of the university is what
I am most proud of," said Wright, the son of a Baptist
minister and a Birmingham native.
In 1961, the Baptist liberal arts college added Cum-
berland School of Law, which grew from 60 students
that first year to 775 this year. Four years later, the
college was elevated to university status and its name
changed to Samford University.
Academic Programs were diversified and offerings
expanded to more than 50 areas of study in eight
schools within the university. The campus has profes-
sional schools in pharmacy and nursing as well as law,
and graduate programs in several fields.
Wright said he also is proud of the growth and
strength of the faculty, which includes graduates of
over 100 colleges and universities throughout the coun-
And students now come from 42 states and 20 coun-
tries, though most are from Alabama.
Wright praised Baptist financial support for Sam-
ford, which he said is more than most church-related
colleges receive from their denominations. And the Bir-
mingham business community and individuals have
"responded generously" with private gifts to match
funds provided by Baptist churches, he said.
He credits his wife, the former Lolla Catherine Wur-
tele, for being a "hardworking, involved helpmate" by
assisting and supporting his efforts.
In addition to his work at Samford, Wright serves on
a number of boards of directors, including City Federal
Savings and Loan Association and the Alabama Coun-
cil on Economic Education. He was a member of the
Alabama Ethics Commission for six years and its chair-
He has received numerous honors, including election
to the Alabama Academy of Honor in 1973, Birming-
ham Citizen of the Year in 1975 and the Religious
Heritage of America Award as Educator of the Year in
Looking at Samford's future, Wright said "The big
task ahead is to maintain the quality of the educational
programs, to maintain and strengthen the quality of the
faculty, and to maintain and strengthen ties with the
Alabama Baptist constituency."
By Jean Lufkin Bouler
The Birmingham News
Wright's Charge: Build Campus
When Dr. Leslie S. Wright became president of
Samford University — then Howard College — a quar-
ter of a century ago, the Shades Valley campus was
barely a year old.
"We had seven buildings, not many trees, not many
sidewalks, and a lot of mud," Dr. Wright recalled in
early August. "There was a great deal to be done in the
way of construction."
The Board of Trustees which elected him president
gave Wright a clearly-defined mission.
"My only charge from the trustees was to build the
campus, under their guidance and direction," he re-
called. "That has been the consuming task during these
25 years in which we have practically completed the
original master plan for the campus."
Dr. Wright retired to the post of chancellor on Au-
gust 31, turning the reins over to his successor, Dr.
Thomas E. Corts, who had served as president of Win-
gate College in North Carolina for the past nine years.
Wright leaves the legacy of a builder.
The campus has grown to 27 academic buildings and
seven auxiliary structures with a total investment of
some $50 million and a net worth of twice that figure.
Enrollment has advanced from 1,500 in the fall of 1958
to 4, 100 last September. The faculty has grown from 65
members 25 years ago to 291 today. The annual budget
has increased from $1,255,000 in 1958 to $16,417,000
Trees have reached maturity and grass has covered
the sloping hillsides. Ankle-deep mud is no longer a
rainy day threat.
Looking back over the years, Dr. Wright described
Samford's progress as matter of "measured growth."
"We have not tried to expand rapidly, but only as
rapidly as we could provide high calibre programs, fa-
cilities, and qualified faculty members in new academic
areas," he said.
Similarly, the building of campus structures followed
no predetermined sequence, although the campus mas-
ter plan designed during the early 1950s was followed
"We did not have a numbered order of buildings that
would be constructed in a certain order at the outset
because we did not know how the needs would develop."
Dr. Wright proud of campus, academic growth
—Acquisition of the Cumberland School of Law
from Cumberland University in 1961, uniting with
Samford the traditions of one of the nation's oldest law
-Elevation of Howard College to Samford Univer-
sity in 1965. The school was named in honor of Frank
Park Samford, the institution's greatest individual
benefactor, and his family.
Reinstitution of Master's degree programs in
— Adoption of the 4-1-4 academic calendar in 1969,
thus providing a January Term as a period for concen-
trated study in one particular area.
—Joining with Baptist Medical Centers to offer two-
year and four-year baccalaureate nursing degrees
through the Ida V. Moffett School of Nursing in 1973.
-The continued growth of the academic program
over the years. In 1958, only 21 majors were offered;
today, Samford provides more than 50 courses of study.
How does Dr. Wright think he will be remembered?
"As a builder, I suppose. The campus is a sort of
silent testimony to what we have tried to do. That was
my charge from the trustees. Build the campus. Build
the faculty. Build the academic program. Build the
student body. Build our relationships with the State
Baptist Convention. Build our relationships in the com-
"I have made every effort possible to do all those
things. I have not been completely successful in any of
them, but I am proud of the progress we have made."
William I. Byrd
Oscar A. Davis
Dr. Joseph M. Dixon
Garry Neil Drummond
W.A. Ellis, Jr.
Mark C. Espy
J. Hilliard Felton
John W. Gay
Charles W. Gross
Dr. Carey Gwin
Robert B. Hall
Ben F. Harrison, Jr.
James A. Head, Sr.
Dan L. Hendley
Mrs. Ralph Higginbotham
A. Gerow Hodges
J. Theodore Jackson
Gilbert E. Johnston
H. Grady Ketchum
Robert E. Lee Key
Harry E. Kirkley
Robert E. Lambert, Jr.
Mrs. Joseph A. Macon
Wallace D. Malone, Jr.
Arthur Ray Pearman
John C. Pittman
Mrs. Clarence E. Rice
William K. Stephenson
James C. Stivender
P. Joe Whitt
Dr. George N. Wilson
Mary Alice Brown
First, say to yourself what you would be;
and then do what you have to do.
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FACULTY 3 1
Dr. Teal Receives Buchanon Award
Dr. Janice Teal, the recipient of the John Buchanon Award for excellent teaching in the
classroom is the head of the Psychology Department of Samford's School of Education. She is ac-
tive on several committees and somehow even finds time to chairperson some of them.
When asked why she chose psychology for her profession, she tells her story with a grin on her
face. And any student who has been under her instruction knows why. Her first love was Biology.
But lo and behold our zealous Dr. Teal, then a determined Biology major found to her dismay she
was allergic to formaldehyde! So being the situation, as Dr. Teal puts it, "I chose the closest thing
to it" when she refers to her choice of Experimental Psychology, specifically, physiological
Being updated on new
studies and research is im-
portant to Dr. Teal. One rea-
son she is so dedicated to
maintaining current data is
to best benefit her students,
the other is due to her long-
ing to someday get back into
research. She would also like
to have a publication or two
to brag about.
Dr. Teal responded that
getting the Buchanon Award
meant a lot to her. She at-
tributed her success to the
fact that she is straight-for-
ward with her students and
they therefore understand
her, and respect her. Dr.
Teal added that she is re-
warded by knowing that she
has been a part of a student
furthering his/her educa-
Dr. Teal is truly what
"academic excellence in a
christian environment" is all
William Brent Bush
Mary Carol Cotton
Dale Maria Cowart
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John Scott McCullough
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Mary Anne Norris
Mary Ellen Plamer
Lea Ann Randal
Lloyd Tate Rogers
The world stands aside to let anyone pass
who knows where he's going.
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Joy Lynn Stephens
Cindy Leigh Walding
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Lee Anne Carroll
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One of Many Changes
What do the horror classic "Dracula", jazz great Dave Brubeck, and the S.U. Basketball and
Debate Teams have in common? They were all featured in special broadcasts by WVSU this year.
Some of the most talked about changes at Samford this year were made at WVSU-FM,
Samford's campus radio station. After receiving permission from the F.C.C. to boost the station's
transmitting power from ten to one hundred twenty-five watts, Samford hired Greg Womblc. a
Samford alumni who has worked in the radio communications field for several years, to coordi-
nate the renovation of the old studios and the construction of a new transmitter. The station was to
be overseen by Dean M.A. Cox, Mr. Womble, and an Advisory Board comprised of faculty,
alumni, student leaders and experienced area broadcasters. As in the past, the students were to
hold the positions that were in charge of running the station on a day to day basis; the idea being to
give Samford students an opportunity to learn up-to-date broadcasting techniques and gain
hands-on experience. The students are involved in everything from the duties of an announcer to
writing, producing, and editing a show for airing.
If you were to ask a Samford student how he thought the station had changed, he would
probably say that the format had changed from Contemporary Christian to jazz. What most
students don't know is that is only partly correct. Although WVSU's primary programming is
jazz, the station does, in fact play classical, folk, sacred, and Contemporary Christian music as
well. But don't get the idea that it's all music, there are also news, sports, public service,
educational and children's programming as well as radio drama like Fibber McGee and Molly, X
MINUS ONE, and offerings from the S.U. Drama Department.
The station is not only a success on campus, but the quality programming this year has built
WVSU, and Samford, a repu-
tation in the Birmingham area
that all of us can be proud of.
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Go as far as you can see.
When you get there
You will be able to
Lee Ann McAninch
Wong Ho Song
This one thing I do, forgetting
and reaching forth unto
I press toward the mark
Anne Marie Watkins
those things which are behind,
those things which are before,
Lee Ann Blackmon
Obstacles cannot crush me
Every obstacle yields to stern resolve
He who is fixed to a star does not
Change his mind.
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Peter Rhea Jones
Glenn Allen Bobo
Ann Carol McGaha
Mary Anne Roberts
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Bulldog Basketball rose to new heights in 1983-84. Samford's 23-8 record
was their best ever at the Division I level and their first twenty-win season in
over a decade.
The Bulldogs finished runner-up in both the Trans-American Conference
regular season race and the Conference Tournament. However, one of Sam-
ford's biggest wins was over TAAC Champion Houston Baptist in Houston.
The team's eight-game winning streak in mid-season was the talk of the town.
Attendance and enthusiasm were at an all-time high. Samford had their biggest
home crowd in recent memory when 2800 fans came out to cheer on the
Bulldogs against Houston Baptist.
Individually, the Dogs were lead by Craig Beard. The 6'6" junior guard lead
the team in scoring and was voted Most Valuable Player of both the Missouri
"Show-Me Classic" and the TAAC Tournament.
Daryl Hagler and Bernie Matthews were the other two guards who played the
most. Hagler lead the team in assists, while Matthews lead the entire conference
in three-point shooting. John Morgan and Mike Powell also contributed off the
bench at the guard spot.
Down low, George Green, Ricky Moore, and Rob Drum were the starters.
Each of these played well as did Todd Holt. The other three Bulldogs were Joe
Bomba, Brian Lewis and Jerry Osinski.
Overall, it was a super year for Samford Basketball. Coach Hanks was voted
Trans-American Conference Coach of the Year and Craig Beard was named
all-TAAC. Though we were all disappointed that the N.C.A.A. and N.I.T.
passed us over, one gets the feeling that as far as Samford Basketball is con-
cerned, the best is yet to come! — G. Peeples
A TOUGH ACT TO
Ginger Brasher (Head), Traci Armstrong (Co-Head), Leah
Ashworth, Karen Crumpton, Kristen Dinga, Belinda Kircus,
Cindy O'Barr, Robin Pendleton, Julie Werk
The members of the Student Assoeiation
serve as our student advoeates. They are re-
sponsible for all campus activities sponsored
b\ the S.A.C. Council. Also, the Senate, a
branch of the Student Association, is respon-
sible for working in areas such as meal system
revision, parking problems, and so forth.
Some of the positions in the Association are
elected by a vote of the student body and the
others are appointed positions. If interested in
running for office, contact an officer for more
Officers: President — Elaine Ladd; Vice-
President Student Activities Council — Karen
Rogers; Vice-President Senate — Mark Chil-
ton; Secretary — Laura Edwards; Treasur-
er Ron Collins; Publicity — Pam Morris
GAMMA SIGMA PHI
Gamma Sigma Phi is a service sorority
founded in the fall of 1983 by Peggy Sander-
ford. Its members assist in campus projects
and maintain as their central purpose the
most high aspiration of service to others.
The only requirements necessary for join-
ing this organization are willingness and en-
thusiasm for serving others. If interested, con-
tact Peggy Sanderford.
Officers: President Peggy Sanderford;
First Vice-President Rhonda King; Second
Vice-President Karen Hood; Secretary-
Beth Chambers; Treasurer — Fran Drake;
Historian Carol Soles; Chaplain Sharon
Thompson; Rush/Social Chairman Tami
Sanders; Parliamentarian Kim Thigpen
CAMPUS BAPTIST YOUNG WOMEN
Campus Baptist Young Women promotes
missions and shares Christ through their
work. They have meetings ever) two weeks in
which they learn and share with each other, as
well as spend time in prayer for missions and
needs of specific people. They also participate
in the Fall Carnival, have a convo program.
and do mission-action with the Salvation
Army Home and Cambodian refugees.
If one has a desire to learn more about and
support missions in Campus Baptist Voting
Women, contact Jennifer Hornbuckle.
Officers: President Janet Hale; Vice-
President Jennifer Hornbuckle: Secretary-
Treasurer Patty Darnell; Mission Study
Chairman Leighann Keesee; Mission Sup-
port Chairman Karin King; Mission Action
Chairman — Lisa Dunn; Publicity Assis-
tant — Jo Munn
University Chorale is an ensemble require-
ment for music majors and minors and is open
to any student who wishes to take an hour of
elective credit. They perform man) st\ les and
varieties of music, usually centering around
one or two art or history works. These are
performed with an orchestra.
If you wish to become a member of the
University Chorale, contact Professor Timo-
thy Banks. You must enroll for this group at
registration for fall and spring semesters.
Officers: President Mike Castle; Vice-
President Amy Pardue: Secretary — T.
Thomas: Treasurer Ray Rales: Social
Chairman Melanie Bankston
Hypatia, founded in 1924 by Dean Percy
Pratt Burns, recognizes those outstanding
girls in scholarship, character, leadership, and
promise of future usefulness. It is an honorary
organization and one must be chosen on the
basis of the above credentials by the girls
themselves. Hypatia participates in Miss
Officers: President — Susan Barnes; Vice-
president Melinda Gunn; Secretary
Elaine Spivey; Treasurer — Jane Gaither;
Historian Becky England; Chaplain — Ka-
SIGMA TAU DELTA
Sigma Tau Delta is Samford's English fra-
ternity founded in 1924 by Judson Q. Owen,
Department Head of English at Dakota Wes-
leyan University in Mitchell, South Dakota.
Its main purpose is to encourage the writing of
and appreciation of literature.
In the spring of 1983, the Zeta Theta chap-
ter here at Samford, which was instituted in
1959, hosted the Southern Regional Conven-
tion at Samford. Other activities include en-
couraging English and Journalism majors and
minors by promoting attendance at literary
and dramatic activities, and encouraging stu-
dents to submit creative writing to "Pensez"
and to "The Rectangle," the national Sigma
Tau Delta literary magazine.
The requirements for joining this organiza-
tion include completing one's sophomore lit-
erature courses, being an English, Journalism, or Communications major, minor, or "concentrator", and main-
taining a 2.0 GPA in English courses and a "C" average overall. If interested, contact the faculty sponsor, Dr.
Officers: President Christy Cox; Vice-president — Faulkner Brodnax; Secretary-Treasurer — Jane Gaither;
Historian Melissa Allen.
PI GAMMA MU
Pi Gamma Mu, founded in 1924 by the
Deans of William and \lar\ and of South-
western College, has as its main objective the
improvement of scholarship in the social sci-
ences and the fostering of cooperation among
them. Our Alabama Gamma chapter was
founded at Howard College in 1 928 and is one
of the oldest academic honoraries at Samlord.
Over 1000 members have been inducted since
1928. For the past decade, this chapter has
been rated in the top ten in the nation (over
250 chapters active); this year they were in
the top seven. The faculty sponsor. Dr. David
M. Vess, is Chancellor of the Southeastern
Region of Pi Gamma Mu.
Some activities include the annual history
alumni banquet, the annual Colonial Danes
Day Program, periodic Pi Gamma Mu lec-
tures, an annual Pi Gamma Mu banquet, and Pi Gamma Mu scholarships for graduate study period.
To join, one must have completed at least 60 hours of which 20 must be in social science courses. Also, one must
have a 2.0 grade-point average in all social science courses and no "F 1 ' grade in any one. If interested, contact any
officer or Dr. David Vess, the faculty advisor.
Officers: President — Debra Ann Hoffmann; Vice-President Mandi Quinn; Secretary — Leigh Ann Metzger;
Treasurer — Dr. David M. Vess
OMICRON DELTA KAPPA
One wishing to be a part of this organization must be nominated by one of its
members and then must qualify by meeting academic, leadership, service, and
character requirements. Faculty and alumni are also initiated.
Officers: President — Jay McCollum; Vice-President — Sharon Marshall;
Secretary — Meg Rhea; Treasurer — Mark Chilton
Omicron Delta Kappa is an honorary lead-
ership fraternity founded on December 3,
1914, at Washington and Lee University b)
15 student and faculty leaders. They sponsor
the establishment of a sophomore leadership
honorary and freshman leadership scholar-
ship. This organization will also serve as co-
hosts for 1984 National Convention, as well
as hosts and assistants at several university
The main purpose of Omicron Delta Kappa
1 To recognize those who have attained
a high standard of efficiency in collegiate
activities and to inspire others to Strive
for conspicuous attainments along simi-
2 To bring together the most represen-
tative students in all phases of collegiate
life and thus to create an organization
which will help to mould the sentiment of
the institution on questions and
3 To bring togethc members of the
faculty and student 1 of the institu-
tion on a basi lutual interest and
KAPPA DELTA EPSILON
Kappa Delta Epsilon was formed to pro-
mote the eause of education by fostering a
spirit oi' fellowship, high standards of scholas-
tic attainment, and professional ideals among
its members. Founded in 1933 on March 25 at
the invitation of the Executive Council of
Kappa Phi Kappa, the professional education
fraternity. Kappa Delta Epsilon recognizes
through membership outstanding students
preparing to enter the teaching profession. As
a professional organization, it is an active
group in which students of serious purpose
undertake projects of service to the campus
Meeting once a month, they either have a
program concerning education or they work
on a service project such as donating educa-
tion books to the library, helping with the
booth at the AEA convention, giving books to Cambodian refugee children, or organizing a program for the
annual Education/Psychology Awards Banquet.
To be a member of Kappa Delta Epsilon, one must be an undergraduate or graduate in Teacher Education, have
at least 60 hours, and have a GPA of 2.0 or above. If interested, contact the advisor or any officer.
Officers: President — Susan Goodrich; Vice-President in Charge of Programs — Hope Wade; Vice-President in
Charge of Projects — Faith Williams-Watson; Secretary-Treasurer — Dina Bassous
PHI CHI THETA
Phi Chi Theta is our women's business fra-
ternity. Their main purpose is to promote the
higher education and training of women in
An active organization, Phi Chi Theta fre-
quently hears speakers who inform them con-
cerning the various aspects of business such as
the stock market, women in the business
world, and so forth, They also take trips to
learn about their field, such as a recent trip to
Atlanta to tour successful businesses.
One need only to be a female business ma-
jor to become a member of Phi Chi Theta. If
interested, contact an officer or the faculty
advisor, Mrs. May Gillam.
Officers: President — Meg Rhea; Vice-
President — Julie Reed; Treasurer — Clau-
dette Payne; Secretary — Lynn Hagel
PHYSICAL EDUCATION MAJORS CLUB
\ The Physical Education Majors Club.
which has been in existence for many years
dating back to Howard College, is interested
in awakening the desire in students lor a u ide
and intelligent interest in the understanding
of the profession of health, physical educa-
tion, and recreation. It also provides an oppor-
tunity for students to discuss special problems
of significance to them and stresses profes-
Some activities include working in conces-
sions at basketball games and participating in
the Fall Conference of the Alabama State
Association for Health. Physical Education,
Recreation, and Dance. This organization
also sponsors CPR courses on campus during
the school year.
To join, one must have declared a major in
physical education. If interested, contact the faculty advisor or any officer.
Officers: President — Ron Courson; Vice-president — Beth Burton; Secretary — Liz Cole; Treasurer Millie
THE MINISTERIAL ASSOCIATION
The Ministerial Association is a missions-
minded organization whose purposes are to
provide opportunities for fellowship and to
challenge those entering a church-related vo-
cation or those who are not sure but earnestly
desire to serve the Lord. This desire to grow
and serve God is the only requirement for
becoming a member.
This organization sponsors several activi-
ties including an M.A. Fall Lectureship,
M.A. Fall Retreat, H-Day Program, and
spring break and end of school mission trips.
They also participate in all intramural athlet-
ics, Step-Sing, Homecoming. Miss Entrc
Nous, and Fall Carnival, as well as supporting
and promoting Summer Missions, journey-
man and US-2'er programs.
The Ministerial Association meets every
Thursday at 7:00 pm in the Arena Theatre. If you are interested in joining, contact one of the officers or Dr. Sigurd
Bryan in the Religion Department.
Officers: President — Curtis Bridges; Vice-president — Rick Sample; H-Day Chairman Willy Rice
er — Chris Perkins; Secretary — Deanne Sanchez: Social Chairman — Leighann Reese Music Dir Jimmy
Jimmerson; Male Athletic Director — Richard Crane; Female Athletic Director — Miranda Kelle\ entar-
ian — Mark Randall.
PHI KAPPA PHI
Phi Kappa Phi fosters scholarship and recognizes students and faculty who distinguish themselves. Founded in
1972 by Dr. Perry Morton, the organization sponsors two students each year during awards day as well as a
national graduate fellowship nominee.
Phi Kappa Phi's requirement is that one maintain high scholastic standing and accomplishment. They have an
annual banquet in the spring when new members are initiated. If interested, contact Dr. T.E. Denton.
Officers: President — Dr. T.E. Denton; President Elect. — Dr. Austin Dobbins; Secretary — Dr. Ellen McLaugh-
lin: Treasurer — Dr. W.D. Geer; Public Relations — Dr. Margaret S. Douglass.
BSU Choir is an extension of Campus Ministries whose purpose is to be a witness to the Lordship and
Resurrection of Jesus Christ by singing His praises or by whatever means are available to the choir. Also, the spiri-
tual growth of the choir members is fostered.
Some activities include singing in churches in Birmingham and surrounding areas, a mini-tour in the spring,
and a main tour the week after spring semester ends.
Auditions for BSU choir are in September. Anyone interested should contact Campus Ministries.
Officers: President — David Dobbs; First Vice-President — Karin King; Second Vice-President Tom Han-
cock; Chaplain — Ben Styles; Treasurer — David Jamieson; Corresponding Secretan Becky England; Record-
ing Secretary — Melody Carroll; Publicity Chairman — Claudia Wall; Social Chairman Robin Langner
The Spanish Club, founded by Grace
Weeks Marque/ at the Howard College cam-
pus in 1955, promotes the appreciation of His-
panic language and culture.
This organization participates in many ac-
tivities including BSU carnival, Step-Sing
coke sales, weekly Spanish Bible study, "The
Eason" calendar sales, and a Christmas sing-
along. Also, they took part in the Rio Grande
River Ministry (summer missions). Monthly
programs on different aspects of Hispanic
culture are offered.
To be a member of the Spanish Club, one
must have an interest in Spanish and be will-
ing to participate in activities. If interested,
contact Dr. Myralyn Allgood, Mrs. Charlotte
Coleman, or any officer.
Officers: President — Janet Hale; First Vice
President — Donna Hix; Second Vice-President — Jacky Chancey; Secretary-Treasurer
Chairman — Eddie Roberts, Cheryl Lane, Elaine Spivey
Karin King; Social
SIGMA DELTA PI
Sigma Delta Pi is an honorary society for
accomplished Spanish students. Founded in
1 9 1 9 at the University of California at Berke-
ley, it provides free tutorial service to Sam-
ford students. The Delta Mu chapter here at
Samford was founded at Howard College on
April 26, 1959, by Professor Grace Weeks
The requirements are that one must com-
plete at least one upper level Spanish course
and maintain an overall "B" average. If inter-
ested, contact Barry Love or the faculty advi-
Officers: President — Barry Love; Vice-
President — Donna Hix; Secretary-Treasur-
er— Janet Hale
PHI ETA SIGMA
Phi Eta Sigma, founded in 1924 at the Uni-
versity of Illinois by Maria Leonard. Dean of
Women, honors freshmen who make a 2.5
GPA or better on the first semester's work or
on the first year's cumulative work.
Phi Eta Sigma sponsors an annual orienta-
tion for freshmen at fall mid-term who made
2.0 GPA or higher, and have an initiation
twice yearly of freshmen who achieve the 2.5
GPA. They also present senior certificates to
members keeping a 2.5 GPA until the) gra-
duate, present an annual book award at
Awards Convocation to the member with the
highest GPA upon graduation, and provide
thirteen $3,000 scholarships which members
may apply for the graduate study.
If interested, contact Professor M. Brodnax
in the English Department.
Officers: President — Laura Edwards; Vice-president Ann Carol McGaha; Faculty Sponsor Dr. Margaret
ALPHA LAMBDA DELTA
Alpha Lambda Delta is an honor societ)
which recognizes those freshmen girls who
obtain outstanding scholastic achievement.
Founded in 1924 at the University of Illinois
by Maria Leonard, this organization holds a
joint orientation each fall with Phi Eta Sigma
to appraise students of the requirements of the
freshman honor societies. The) also initiate in
the spring and in the fall. Certificates for sen-
ior members maintaining a GPA of 2.5 are
given along with an annual book award given
to the senior with the highest GPA and thir-
teen $3000.00 scholarships for graduate study
presented on the national level.
The requirements necessary to become a
member are as follows: 2.5 GPA on one full
curricular period or one full year on the fresh-
men level. If interested, one should contact
Dr. Margaret Brodnax, faculty sponsor.
Officers: President — Laura Edwards; Vice-president Ann Carol McGaha; Faculty Sponsor Dr. Margaret
"Pense/" (French for "you think") is Samford's literary magazine founded in 1963 upon the suggestion of Dr.
Austin C. Dobbins and implemented by Dr. Charles Workman. "Pensez" was published semi-annually until 1968,
after which it was published annually. "Pensez" has sponsored contests in each major category of submissions: po-
et r\ . short story, essay, photography, and art. Also, this year they are extending their photography and art contest
to include one for the cover design.
The main purpose of "Pensez" is to promote and enhance creativity in the literary arts by stimulating
constructive thought in college students and serving as an outlet for writing interests.
One wishing to join the staff must have some background in the literary arts and have a suitable GPA therein.
Past experience in business or on a newspaper, magazine, or yearbook staff is preferable but not mandatory. If in-
terested, contact Dr. Charles Workman.
Pensez is a variable outlet for creative writers and other artists and has much potential for growth. With an ex-
panded budget and more student interest, they can make a significant contribution to American literature.
Officers: Editor — Melissa Allen; Poetry Editor — Tracey Schloettlin; Business Manager — Donna Ford;
Advisors — Dr. Charles Workman and Mr. Russell Donaldson.
The following are the first place winners in Pensez's Short Story and Poetry contests:
Unable to submit
in silent resignation
I rage against the dying
of my dream.
Hope is not enough;
my faith is weakened,
But Love remains.
I recall Pyramus and Thisbe
Separated also by a wall,
But theirs had a chink, a crack,
and mine wouldn't break.
"Tis far better to have loved and lost
Than never to have loved at all,"
so the saying goes,
But unwilling to lose
what I can grasp of a love
so hopeless, so confined,
I press myself against
As close as possible to
my unattainable desire—
The barrier can't take
such determined assault.
It melts slightly
under the weight of my longing
and despair —
It shudders slightly, splinters,
falls sparkling to the ground
in a million tiny shards,
Some embedded deeply in
Leaving their imprints:
the slow-healing wounds,
the scars of past and present pain,
and long remembered.
Sometimes love is gentle;
Sometimes . . .
Sometimes love can hurt.
"A Story of Love"
Tommy was a good boy. He was about ten years old.
Some days after school Tommy's mother would send
him down to the store to pick up something for her.
Usually eggs, or milk, or things like that. Tommy al-
ways did as his mother said. He never kept the change
for himself and he always hurried home to please his
One Wednesday after school, Tommy's mother sent
him to the store for a loaf of bread. Just as he had done
many times before, Tommy hurried to the store and
bought the bread his mother wanted. On his way back
home Tommy saw an old woman sitting on a bench he
had walked past so many times before. He quickly
walked past the old woman, for Tommy did not want to
be late with his mother's bread.
The next week sometime, Monday or Tuesday, Tom-
my was walking to the store to buy some eggs. As he
walked past that familiar bench there sat the same old
woman. As Tommy walked past her she said, "Hello
son, how are you today?" Tommy, slightly startled by
her question quickly blurted out "fine, thank-you" and
walked on to the store to buy the eggs.
As Tommy walked he was curious about the old
woman. She was poorly dressed and carried a few bags
with her. Tommy thought she was about seventy years
old. But the thing which made Tommy remember her
was her face. The old woman looked lonely to him, as if
she had just cried. But she also looked as if she were
happy. To Tommy, though, her eyes shone like stars in
the dark sky.
On the way back home Tommy carried the eggs very
carefully so as not to break them, and as usual, all the
change was secure inside his pants pocket.
Tommy was approaching the old woman again. She
smiled at him and he smiled back. When he reached the
bench, Tommy, unlike himself, stopped and said "hi" to
the old woman. She smiled at him and it seemed as if
light shone from her eyes. "I'm Tommy, what's your
name" Tommy asked the old woman. She said her
name was Mabel.
Ten minutes had past and Tommy needed to hurry
home for he was already late. But he didn't want to say
good-bye to Mabel just yet. She was a very kind old
woman. She said her husband was dead. But she told
Tommy about her little boy, who was grown up now.
To Tommy, the old woman was so interesting. But he
had to go. As he was walking away he said "good-bye",
and she did too. Then Tommy felt into his pants pocket
and pulled out a shiny new quarter. He handed it to her
and quickly ran home. The old woman gently held the
quarter and wiped a tear as she watched Tommy go on
Tommy's mother was worried and very upset when
he showed up late. She sent him to his room, yet Tommy
didn't mind. He only thought of the old woman and her
shining face. Tommy liked the old woman, and he want-
ed to see her tomorrow.
Each and every da\ for the next feu weeks Tommy
would go and see the old woman. He enjoyed being with
her. She comforted him, made him laugh, told him
stories, but most of all she cared for him. Her shining
eyes told Tommy that she did care lor him.
Often times Tomim would hold her hand and she
would recite him poetry she had memorized many years
ago. Before Tommy met the old woman he never had
this much fun with anybod) else. Tommy loved the old
woman and she loved him. But each day with the old
woman had to come to an end. Tommy always politely
said "good-bye". And as each day ended the old woman
would hold in her hand that shiny new quarter which
Tommy gave her. and she too would utter a soft "good-
bye". Tommy hated to leave the old woman each time
he was with her, but he looked forw ard to each new day
he would spend with her.
It was Thursday and Tommy rushed to see the old
woman. However when he got to the bench she was not
there. "Maybe she will be here soon," he thought, but
after an hour patiently waiting, she still had not come.
Brokenhearted Tommy walked home and went to
bed early that night. He was sad but he hoped that the
old woman would be there tomorrow.
The next day came and the old woman was not there
again. Days came and went, weeks began to pass too,
and she had not come. Each night Tommy became more
withdrawn and silent. He missed the old woman, but
didn't know where to find her.
Three weeks had past since Tommy had last seen the
old woman, and he had lost almost all hope of seeing her
again. The next day came and Tommy skipped school.
He waited all day at the bench where he and the old
woman used to sit together. She never came.
Tommys' last hopes fell with the setting sun and he
began to cry. He cried silently, but his tears were full,
his heart was sad and he was lonely. But as he cried he
saw a glimmer of light come from underneath the
bench. It reminded him of the light that shone from the
old woman's eyes. He looked closer and then he saw the
source of the light. A shiny new quarter was underneath
the bench where he used to sit with the old woman.
Tommy picked up the quarter and dusted it off. As he
looked at it he stopped crying and a smile came on his
lace. The quarter reminded him of the old woman and
the fun they had being together. He remembered how
he used to hold her hand, and he remembered the poetr\
she said. He remembered her face, how the light shone
from her eyes, he remembered her smile. He remem-
Tommy walked home that evening. He did not see the
old woman that day. and he will never see her again. But
Tommy has never spent that quarter he found. The
quarter helps Tommy remember those happy days. The
old woman will never sit at that bench again, but Tom-
my remembers her and each day they spent together.
He will always remember. Anonymous
The dedication to our goals for the Entrc Nous really seemed to apply to
the 19X4 edition. We set some high expectations for this annual at the
beginning of the school year, knowing that we had a long way to go and a lot
of work to do to make our dreams come true. We knew that we couldn't
completely turn around the publication in only a few months after a ten year
tradition of inadequate work but we wanted to get the Entre Nous started in
the right direction to make it representative of Samford University.
Production problems prevented the completion of Entre Nous 1983 so
when it was determined that an attempt would be made to publish a 1984
edition, it was decided that it would have to be large enough to cover many
events from both the 1983 and 1984 school years. To accomplish this, the
size of the publication was almost doubled from the traditional 144 pages, to
a si/e that was comparable to many other small universities across the
United States. The decision to include twenty-nine pages of color instead of
Samford's traditional eight was made in an effort to increase the visual
appeal of the annual.
Along with the innovations of the new Entre Nous, some of the problems
of the past have crept in. Because of lack of and mis-communication many of
the University Sports could not be included and for that we sincerely apolo-
gize. Another fault of the book is the lack of several of the Organizations
pictures. Due to photography problems, many of these could not be included.
There are other shortcomings of this edition but these two are the most
Losses for the year include: one publisher; two Business Managers; two
Student Life Editors; two Organizations Editors; one Honors Editor; seven
Photographers; two Typists; nine bottles of Liquid Paper; five typewriter
ribbons; one typewriter; three staff rooms; one office; one Student Affairs
Advisor; twelve grease pencils; fifteen ballpoint pens; countless pizzas, bot-
tles of Coke, hours of sleep; and the sanity of the staff.
Traditionally, the Editor of a publication is allowed a few lines to throw in
some comments about all of the work and time needed to put together an
annual and to give some special thanks to friends and to others that were
especially helpful with the publication. Well, I only want to carry on half of
that tradition: if you have never been involved with the staff of an annual,
there is really no way that a few words could convey how much time and
effort are really necessary to put together a book covering the activities of the
year so I am not going to attempt it. But, I do think it is necessary to offer a
few words of thanks to those involved in the publication of Entre Nous 1 984.
Mo. Monique. Monica and Mobear — after a year of wasted work I'm very
thankful that you decided to do it all over again. I couldn't have made it
without you. Love you. Miss you.
Beth — sorry you couldn't stay 'til the end but I'm glad that you got Life
(this one and yours) off in the right direction. Congratulations and good
luck. When's the next beach trip? Life is a big dog. Pappa S.
Mien Big Brother and friend, you're the best.
Marg — Cous, you were really someone to count on, especially at the last
minute. Thanks so much for everything.
Cindy — Good luck next year. I know you'll be super and so will the '85.
Henle — Thank you for the background and support, it really paid off.
Dave — You were there from the beginning. Thanks for staying with it and
doing more than your share.
Misha — You are SUPER! I'm so thankful that you were always so calm
and you did whatever needed to be done while everyone else was in a panic.
Leah -You're great to compare troubles with. I'll listen any time.
Mike — Your beginning really helped pull this one through. Sorry it didn't
work out earlier but now I can understand.
K.D. You are the greatest. Thank you for your constant support.
Lauri — You really came through with all of your hard work. God's gonna
do a lot with you.
Terry — Couldn't have done it without you (especially the last 180 pages
or so). Thanks isn't enough to say.
To everyone on the staff- there isn't enough space to tell you how much I
appreciate your work. Thank \ou all.
I ntre Nous
c BILL SELLERS
' MONICA BERRY
' DAVE COMPTON
* DONNA ABNER
: MARG ALLEN
: ALISHA ALLIGOOD
SAMUEL J. Ml 11
Fnirc Sous 109
A new logo . . .
Samford m University
. . . and how it was created
ASSIGNMENT: Design a new logo for Samford
This was the charge placed with Leo Wright, art
director of Luckie and Forney Advertising, last year.
The new design would replace a logo in use since
Samford attained university status in 1964, one
which featured the University seal and Old English
"Dr. Thomas Corts, the new president, asked us to
develop a log which would have a contemporary,
modern look at the same time taking into consider-
ation the traditional values of the University and the
architecture of the campus," Wright recalled.
"He also was thinking in terms of world awareness,
of Samford being a world-conscious place."
With these guidelines, Wright began the creative
process. The first designs featured spherical, map-
like elements. The idea then evolved into designs us-
ing the letter "S" in various circular configurations,
conveying the global theme. Later, more traditional
designs were introduced using the "O" in Samford as
a vehicle to communicate the school's commitment to
"Many type faces were considered before the right
one was found," said Wright. "The use of all capital
letters was ruled out in favor of upper and lower case,
which offered greater readability. Because of the
similarity between the names Samford and Stanford,
we needed to make the individual letters easily recog-
The artists settled on a type face called Baker Sig-
"It has a nice, rounded look," Wright said. "It is
formal, but modern. I think it is expressive of Sam-
Deciding on the logo design took longer. Dozens of
ideas were considered, then rejected. Finally, it was
decided that the bell tower housing the Rushton Me-
morial Carillon atop Harwell G. Davis Library was
the single most identifying visual symbol of the Uni-
"We went to the tower rather late in the game,"
Wright said. "It is not unusual in the creative process
to go through numerous ideas before finding the per-
fect one. A logo says something when people look at
it. You want to make sure you're saying what you
want to say."
The tower idea itself went through numerous
stages, as the Georgian Colonial architecture of the
belfry was stylized to its basic elements. Then, the
tower symbol was paired with the Baker Signet type-
face, and the design came together.
The finished concept — in which the round corners
of the tower design repeat the rounded letters of the
type was introduced last fall. Today, the design is in
wide use on Samford letterhead and in University
advertising and publications.
Reprinted from SEASONS
114 Student Life
Early versions of Samford's new logo sought to convey the school's commitment to world
involvement. Later, the bell tower was chosen because it was considered the single most
identifying symbol of the campus.
Studcni Life 115
GRADUATION . . .
a goal attained.
Student Life 1 17
Having fun at college does not include toting fifty pounds of luggage down to "C"
Dorm. Everyone is laughing at the freshman with clothes hanging out of five suit-
cases. With boxes slacked everywhere, excitement soars over getting to decorate new
rooms with posters bought the day before. The life of a freshman is great because of
the pity received from upperclassmen when doing something embarrassing — drop-
ping a tray, signing up for advanced weightlifting, or asking directions to the Beeson
Student Center. Anticipation arises of meeting roommates and having the first
college romance, sometimes worrying that the first college romance will not be until
the senior year. Guys think they have college life packed until they attempt to wash
their new red polo with their new white pants. Yes, the journey of a freshman is slow
to start, but soon the excitement of college life picks up and things begin to look good.
Also encountered in the life
o( a freshman is the thrill of
staying up all night to study for
a test, for the first time. Hiding
out in the IHOP, drinking fif-
teen cups of coffee, and using
toothpicks as eyelid openers are
all part of fun and fellowship
during finals week. Adjusting to
college life is not an easy job for
freshmen, but it is one that
brings a feeling of accomplish-
ment and satisfaction in their :
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1 18 Student Life
1. Upon first arriving, students often think their room is just a
closet with two beds! 3. Sammy Brassell finds that an elevator
brings the ups and downs of studying. 4. Students try to adjust to
living away from home. 5. Pride is: finally getting moved in. 6.
Alisa Wynens seems to be soaking it all in. 7. John Landers
experiences his first all-nighter here at Samford. 8. Many stu-
dents find it hard to adjust to life in the dorm. 9. Su/anne Stan-
field studys to show herself approved. 10. Some students find that
a cluttered room is a cozy room. 1 1 . Curtis Bridges rocks the night
away while studying.
Student life 1 19
Many modifications were made at Samford University
during the past summer. One of the more important
changes took place in the Beeson cafeteria. Instead of
being a social meeting place and paying for food after it
was received, the procedure now forces the student to
either show his identification card or pay three dollars
before he receives his food. Also attracting lots of atten-
tion in the cafeteria, is the new soft-serve ice cream ma-
chine, which provides a delicious snack after meals.
New SAC offices and a wide screen TV in the main
lounge have been added to Beeson Student Center. "C"
Dorm West has taken a few changes also. Instead of being
a men's dorm, it is now a women's dorm to accomodate the
rising ratio of women to men. Another big change on
campus was the renovation of Harwell Goodwin Davis
Library. A metal detector has been placed at the exit door
which picks up any book that has not been checked out and
a few that have been checked out!
The procedure of registering for new classes has also
been improved. The university's new
computer system is set up in the main
lounge at the beginning of each semester
and it onh takes students a minimum
amount of time to go through the pro-
A new added feature to Samford Ac-
tivities is "Coffee House." periodical!)
sponsored by Student Activities Council.
Entertainers such as Andy Andrews.
Randy Overstreet. and Joy Williams
have appeared to provide entertaining
LESLIE S. WRIGHT DAY
I nstead of the traditional "S-Day," 1 983 gave opportunity
to pay special recognition to President Wright with "Leslie S.
Wright Day." The excitement-packed event included mat-
tress races, a greased pig chase, and even tricycle relays.
Many enjoyable activities were planned which involved a
great portion of Samford's students. As stated earlier, "Les-
lie S. Wright Day" was in honor of Mr. Wright who had
previously announced his resignation after years of diligently
serving as president of Samford University. Even though the
traditional "S-Day" will continue each year, "Leslie
S.Wright Day" will always linger as a fun-filled day of life-
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Vice-President George Bush March 7, 1984
Congressman Henry Hyde,
Cathy Bennett Sept. 1982
Dwight Chapin Oct. 1982
Lindy Boggs Oct. 1982
Reuben Askew February 1984
President Jimmy Carter
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1. The pop singing and instrumen-
talist group, Chicago, made a
smashing hit at Samford Univcrsit)
during 1 983. 2. Firefall also gave an
enjoyable concert this year. 3. Get-
ting a glimpse at the "men behind
the scenes" show our stagecrew in
action. 4. Bringing an enthusiastic
crowd to their feet several times.
Sandi Patti. along with the Bill
Gaither Vocal Band, gave a concert
long to be remembered. 5. An ener-
gizing and reviving night was spent
in '83 with the music of Amy Grant.
6. Sounds of the Imperials over-
whelmed the auditorium and the au-
dience. Producing the best sound
and lighting possible at Samford's
concerts are technicians 7. Chris
Clark and 8. Andy Ivey.
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The Social Look
Student Life I3|
The Forte Of
1. The vile looks of characters in the play "1984." 2.
Cast and crew of George Orwell's " 1 984" became very
clear in SU Theatre's production. 4. An exciting scene
in the play THE BIRDS. 5. SU Theatre's 1984 pro-
duction of THE BIRDS. 6. A scene from EAST
LYNNE in 1983. 7. The flames and passion of EAST
LYNNE. 8. ADAPTATIONS performed in 1983. 9.
The 1983 Production of EAST LYNNE.
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Through two years of extremely busy sched-
ules, the School of Speech and Dramatic Arts has
presented several outstanding performances. In
1983, their main performances were EAST
LYNNE, SOMETHING'S AFOOT, and AD-
APTATIONS. This year students have been en-
tertained with: OUR TOWN. THE BIRDS.
1984, and H.M.S. PINAFORE. And although
these plays provided laughter and entertainment,
many views of reality were presented to enlighten
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Where else can be found those brilliant Samford smiles? They
brighten the darkest of days and provide excitment in any situa-
tion. Rain or shine, few or many, you can always find a Samford
Although spring and summer brighten those smiles, winter al-
ways paints a beautiful picture across the mountainside with sight
of the first snow. Blanketing the campus, the snow brings both
peaceful feelings and exciting thoughts. Feelings of thankfulness
and praise, and thoughts of canceled classes. Even though the fun
does not last long, it provides a great break for Samford's hard-
working students and faculty.
Out of these hard-working students and faculty, twenty-eight
representatives from Samford went as missionaries to Nigeria on a
three-week mission trip during Jan-term. The missionaries, spon-
sored by the Alabama-Nigeria Partnership, were the first Ameri-
cans to be admitted into Nigeria after a military coup took place
there. During their stay in Nigeria the missionaries worked at
universities with students, helped in the hospital, and a few attend-
ed a leper colony. A valuable lesson learned was the unselfishness
of the Nigerian people. They offered everything they owned to our
people and often went to great extent for their comfort.
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To kick off Homecoming Week 84, SAC spon-
sored two movies on Monday and Tuesday nights,
"Pink Panther Strikes Again," and "Return of the
Pink Panther." Thursday night involved dress re-
hearsal for the six finalists of Step Sing preparing
for attended "Landesburg Live" to see live comedi-
an Steve Landesberg. After Landesburg, "Mexican
Munchies" were served as refreshments. The five-
kilometer Winter Classic run took place early Satur-
day morning, along with organized teams of rac-
quetball, tennis, and three-on-three basketball.
Saturday also included open dorms all day so stu-
dents could see how the "other-half lives." A "Then
and Now" gallery was held with alumni and present
students displaying their memories of Samford.
Hypnotist Gil Eagles was featured Saturday at the
Deli Delights lunch, while steak was the main course
for dinner, much welcomed by students. At seven
o'clock the curtains were raised along with the ex-
citement of hundreds of people anticipating Sweep-
stakes. And to close out the week, "Heart to Heart"
played for a party at Vestavia Civic Center.
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Another big event was the selection
of Miss Homecoming 1984 and her
Court. They are as Follows: Miss
Homecoming: Elizabeth Futrell.
Court: Amy Pardue. Nancj Jen-
nings, Jan Macon, and Sharon Mar-
1. Miss Homecoming I l )s4 Elizabeth Fuirell. 2 Miss Home-
coming 1983— Susan B.irncs »uh escorl President Corts A Miss
Homecoming and her court.
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1. Phi Mus "Shine" their way to second place in
Women's Division. 2. Delta Omicron opens the
program with a salute to all the participating orga-
nizations, entitled "Step Sing Is You." 3. Delta
Zeta sings about "G.I. Jive."
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4. Pi Kappa Alpha salutes The Police in their theme "Synch-
ronicity." 5. Pi Kappa Phis are "Taking It to the Streets." 6.
Phi Mu Alpha brings an exciting conclusion to Step Sing
night with their theme "This Is It." 7. Sophomore Class en-
gages in "An Age Old Classic: Battle of the Genders."
Step Sing 1984
The very thought of these two words brings
memories of both good times and bad. Feel-
ings of energy, fellowship, and exhaustion are
also awakened. Although the program is com-
pletely produced and directed by Samford stu-
dents, many faculty, administration, and par-
ents are included in the work and expense.
The process of preparation for Step Sing
night includes: waiting in line to sign up ideas,
two-and-a-half weeks of stretching, bending,
dancing and singing (while trying to avoid get-
ting sick at the same time,) and hours of ner-
vousness as the nights approach. The "mini-
broadway show'* is a main event on Samford's
campus that provides entertainment and fun
The Extravaganza Continues
Sixteen organizations competed in
1984's Step Sing show. Among other
things, they were each judged on chore-
ography, sharpness, sound quality, har-
monization, lighting, costumes, and
overall appearance. Each category was
judged on a scale from one to ten (with
ten being the highest.) And after two
nights of judging, the six organizations
with the highest scores went on to per-
form in Sweepstakes, a week later. In
Step Sing 84, every group had an im-
pressive and enjoyable medley of songs
to tie in their themes. As clearly seen by
any spectator. Step Sing provides the
most exciting event of the year in the
lives of Sam ford students.
1. The Junior and Senior Classes take a "Summer
Vacation." 2. Alpha Delta Pis just love "Dancing."
3. Sigma Nus are "Sigs In The South Pacific." 4.
Chi Omegas say "The Eyes Have It " 5. Sigma
Chis salute the "Piano Man." 6. Zeta Tau Alpha
dances to their theme of "Totally Hot." 7. Lambda
Chi Alpha shows their sty lc in "Putting On The
Ril/ " 8. Proud winners o( Sweepstakes S4
\s a result of Step Sing '84, six organizations
were chosen for sweepstakes. The winners were:
( Men's Division) First Place: Sigma Chi; Second
Place: Lambda Chi Alpha. (Mixed Division)
First Place: Freshman Class; Second Place: Min-
isterial Association. (Women's Division) First
Place: Zeta Tau Alpha: Second Place: Phi Mu.
For these six organizations, going to Sweepstakes
1984 meant an extra week of exhausting prac-
tices. While "Step Sing burnout" passed through
each organization, the thrill of excitement and
anticipation began to soar by the end of the week.
The curtain opened and it was time for the top six
winners to perform for the last time in 1984. Burt
and Kurt, radio disc jockeys at WMJJ, were the
masters of ceremony for the evening. As the last
group ended their performance, electricity was
flowing through the air. And the winner was: PHI
MU! The Themes of Sweepstakes 1984 were: Phi
Mu — Shine; Freshman Class — Traumas of Be-
ing a Freshman; Lambda Chi Alpha — Putting on
the Ritz; Ministerial Association — Soldiers of
the Light; Sigma Chi — Piano Man (A Tribute to
Billy Joel); and Zeta Tau Alpha — Totally Hot.
1 . Sweepstakes Winners, Phi Mu. in the spotlight. 2. Phi Mus
shine their way to the top. 3. Finalists of Step Sing anxiously
await the judges decision. 4. The sharped dressed men of
lambda Chi Alpha put on the ritz! 5. The sisters of Zeta Tau
Alpha sizzle in their "Totally Hot" show 6. Burt and Kurt are
the emcees for Sweepstakes '84. 7. The innocent men of Sig-
ma Chi told us about it in their tribute to Billy Joel. 8. Gay
Bowcn shows the pride of being #l!9. The Ministerial Associ-
ation lets their light shine in their theme of "Soldiers Of the
light" 10. The Freshman Class lells the traumas of being a
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I. Lambda Chi Alpha sings their salute to "Sam-
ford Girls." 2. Delta Omicron starts the evening off
in "On With The Show." 1983 Sweepstakes Win-
ners, 3. Alpha Delta Pis are "Spies In The Night."
4. Pi Kappa Phi says, "You're The One That I
Want." 5. The Ministerial Association rejoices in
"The Spirit Of Freedom." 6. Pi Kappa Alpha por-
trays the "Conflict In The Middle East." 7. Kappa
Deltas salute the "College Champs." 8. Zeta Tau
Alpha is "In Full Swing!" 9. Chi Omega says, just
"Look At Me Now." 10. Senior Class salutes the
"Senior Citizens." 1 1. Phi Mu says, "Let's Go To
The Movies." 1 2. "When In Rome ..." act as the
Sophomore Class of 1983. 13. The "Disasters" of
the Junior Class. 14. "Colour My World," sings
the freshman Class. 15. Phi Mu Alpha believes in
"Beautiful. Beautiful Music"
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Miss Entre Nous 1984
Ginger Toxey was named Miss Entre Nous 1984. She
was sponsored by Samford band and sang "Because of
Who You Are."
Praise the Lord! Sing to the Lord a new song.
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I will sing. yes. I will sing praise to the Lord.
Honors 1 5 1
MISS ENTRE NOUS RUNNERS
UP; DEE BRANCH,
A gracious woman attains honor. Proverbs
Christy Wildes sponsored by Delta Omi-
cron, sang "Love Is Where You Find It." Dee
Branch, sponsored by Pi Kappa Phi, sang "1
Still Believe In Me." Phi Mu sponsored
Rhonda Garrett who performed a dance rou-
tine to "Flashdance." Meg Rhea, sponsored
by Sigma Nu, presented a monologue from
I will sing unto the Lord for He is highly
exalted. Ex 15:1
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MISS ENTRE NOUS FAVORITES
Joy Williams sponsored by Alpha Delta Pi,
played a piano composition by Bach. Dawn
Moore sponsored by Delta Zeta, danced to
"The Dream." Kelly Ohnich sponsored by
Lambda Chi Alpha, sang "Music and the
Mirror" and danced to "Far From Over."
Praise Him with stringed instruments.
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Kim Saxon was sponsored by University
Chorale and sang "Forever" for her talent.
Charlotte Walden who sang "Upon This
Rock" was sponsored by Phi Mu. Gena Nixon
played the piano and sang "Out Here On My
Own." She was sponsored by Chi Omega.
Let them praise His name with dancing.
Lettye Gonzalez, sponsored by Chi Omega, danced
to "I et's Hear It for the Boy." Cindi Jones, sponsored
b> the Cajorettes sang "Father's Eyes." Marsha Moon
was sponsored by the German Club and sang "Maybe"
from the musical Annie. Lydia Colston, sponsored by
BSU Choir sang "Shall O Tell You What I Think"
from The King and I. Sharon Marshall sang "Where Is
Love?" from the musical Oliver. She was sponsored by
Omicron Delta Kappa. Elaine Spivey performed a dra-
matization of Annie Get Your Gun, Wizard of Oz, and
Casey at the Bat. She was sponsored by Hypatia.
Thou hast turned for me my mourning into danc-
ing. Psalms 30:1 1
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I shall sing of Tin strength: Yes I shall joyfully
sing of Th) lovingkindnesv Psalms .^):16
MISS ENTRE NOUS 1983
Susan Barnes was chosen Miss Entre Nous for 1983. She is
an outstanding beauty, scholar, and leader. She is a senior
Earl) Childhood Education major and has a minor in music
with emphasis on voice performance.
Susan stays busy as Corresponding Secretary and Step
Sing Director 1984 for Alpha Delta Pi, and as President of
Hypatia. Other organizations she is involved in are Omicron
Delta Kappa, Kappa Delta Epsilon, and Pi Kappa Phi Little
Sisters. She also serves as a Junior High Acteens leader at
When Susan took a look at Samford, she recognized many
of its strong points. The teachers are superb, in her opinion,
because they are very knowledgeable and also interested in
the students' welfare. The Campus Ministries Program, Mu-
sic school, and Greek system are assets to Samford that
Susan appreciates. She also enjoys the beautiful, well-kept
campus in which tradition has been preserved.
After Susan graduates she plans to teach children aged
somewhere between kindergarten and third grade. Later she
wants to be a missionary teacher on the foreign mission field.
Her high goals and aspirations help to make her the best
person she can be.
Julie Atwater's major is speech and dramatic arts, and she
wants to enter the business world in the fields of public
relations, sales representation, and advertising. She enjoys
singing, painting, and embroidery, but most of her time and
energy is devoted to acting. She was Best Actress in 1 982 and
1983, a member of Alpha Psi Omega, and a little sister for
Lambda Chi Alpha for three years. Julie served as a summer
missionary to New York City this summer where she worked
in churches. Vacation Bible School and Sunday School. She
believes that Samford has provided her with an excellent
education and has prepared her to live on her own.
Kathy Carver was 1 982 Greek Goddess, Sigma Nu Pledge
Class Sweetheart, President of Panhellenic,
and a calendar girl for Pi Kappa Alpha. She
enjoys outdoor sports and animals, and she
believes that extracurricular activities help
to make a student a better person. Kathy's
major is human relations, and she plans to
go into social work. She is also a sister of
Phi Mu, a member of the Step Sing com-
mittee, and a Pi Kappa Phi Little Sister.
The Lord is my strength and
song. And He has become my sal-
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ELAINE SPIVEY, THIRD Rl \\l R-l I' Jl I II
ATWATER. FIRST RUNNER-1 P SI SAN BARNES,
MISS ENTRE NOUS: KATHY CARVER, SE< OND Rl V
NER-UP: PAM YASSER, FOURTH RLWFR-l P
Elaine Spivey is a communications major who
plans to go into either public relations or advertising.
She is editor of the Crimson. Vice President of Al-
pha Delta Pi, President of S.O.L.O., and a member
of the Spanish Club. Her hob-
bies are drama, dancing, and
reading, and she feels that ac-
tivities outside of the classroom
can give one a broader outlook
on life. She also believes that a
personal relationship with
Christ helps one to become a
Pam Vasser is a Phi Mu in
which she serves as assistant
treasurer. She is also a member
of the Student Nurses Associ-
ation. She likes to swim, water
ski, ride horses, and play tennis.
Pam is a nursing major who
hopes to go into anesthesia. She
loves going to Samford because
she believes this school has a
good Christian background and
offers a higher education than
most colleges. A relationship
with Jesus is important in
Pam's life because of the sup-
port she receives from it.
I will give Thee
thanks with all my
heart; I will sing
praises to Thee.
MR. AND MISS SAMFORD 1984
Mr. and Miss Samford for 1984 are Brian Guffin and
li is sound wisdom to fear Thy Name. Mieah 6:9
A wise man is strong and a man of knowledge
increases power. Proverbs 24:5
Take m\ instruction and not m\ silver, and Knowl-
edge rather than choicest gold. Proverbs 8:10
The Friendliest Female Teacher at Samford for 1984 is Dr. Betty Sue
Shepherd. She is Associate Professor of Piano and has taught at Samford
for twenty-seven years. She attended Judson College and then received
her Master's degree from the University of Alabama. She also attended
Juliard School of Music in New York and received an Honorary Doctor-
ate Degree from Judson College in 1979.
Dr. Shepherd is married to Dr. Neil Shepherd, Director of Alumni at
Samford. She is a faculty sponsor for Hypatia and is church organist at
Vestavia Hills Baptist Church. The fine young people and academic
quality combined with a spiritual environment and a great faculty are
what makes Samford special to her. She appreciates the students who
selected her as Friendliest because this is the first year she has been
chosen out of many years of being nominated.
Mr. Billy J. Strickland, Office Manager and Instructor of Music, was
chosen Friendliest Male Teacher at Samford. He has been teaching at
Samford since 1 977 and has been in Birmingham since 1 97 1 . He is a true
Bulldog, as he also graduated from S.U. in 1975
with a Bachelor's degree in Music Education. Then
he received his Master's degree in Music in 1977
from Samford. He appreciates the coordination ex-
isting between having a beautiful place to study with
enjoyable students and teachers. Mr. Strickland was
humbled when he received this award. He feels it is
not a goal you work to achieve, but something that
you are surprised and pleased to be awarded.
Mary Kelly, a Public Administration major, was
selected Friendliest Female Student. She is a junior
and is very involved at Samford. Her activities in-
clude Social Chairman of Zeta Tau Alpha, Lambda
Chi Alpha Little Sister, R.A., Phi Chi Theta, and
Chairman of Student Center Board. Mary also re-
ceived the Samford University Community Service
Award this year.
One of the reasons Mary enjoys Samford is that
she has gotten to know so many people. She makes a
real effort in her relationships with students because
they selected her as Friendliest. She stated that she
was honored to receive the award, and it was one of
the highlights of her years at Samford.
The Friendliest Male Student Award was given to
Brian Guffin. He is a junior biology-pre-med major.
Among the many organizations in which he is in-
A friend loves at all times.
AND STUDENTS 1984
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volved arc Pi Kappa Phi, Student Senator for the Department of Arts
and Sciences, Spanish Club, and Beta Beta Beta. He is also a Zeta Tau
Alpha Man and is very involved as a member of First Baptist Church.
Brian believes a strong point of Samford is the Christian community
atmosphere. He especially appreciates the student-facult\ ratio and the
personal interest the faculty takes in the students.
Brian indicated he was very surprised that he received the award of
Friendliest. He is very grateful to the students for such a great honor. His
favorite verse is, "And we know that all things work together for good to
them that love God, to them who are called according to his purpose."
There is a friend who sticks closer than
Samford holds a
College Bowl in
groups and or-
tions from all
areas are asked
and teams are
given points for
correctly answered items.
This year's winner was the
Independent Team which
consisted of Buddy Sledge,
Jim Ellis, Elizabeth Toole
and Guy Boozer.
By wisdom a house is built. And by understand-
ing it is established. Proverbs 24:3
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WHO'S WHO 1984
DAVID McFERRIN and BETH MAYS
DAVID McFERRIN was chosen
this year to be a member of Who's
Who Among American College and
University Students. David is a Sen-
ior this year and has been very in-
volved in Act 8, the drama group
sponsored by Campus Ministenes.
BETH MAYS has a major in
Mathematics and a minor in com-
puter science. She is a Co-op student
with South Central Bell and plans to
continue her career in programming
and work her way into management.
Beth is a member of Pi Mu Epsilon
Math Honor society and Phi Kappa
Phi. Traveling, sewing and working
with computers are a few of Beth's
hobbies. She loves Samford and es-
pecially likes the close relationships
between students and teachers.
DARLA DOCKERY, a graduat-
ing senior, was also selected for
TOMMY ANDERSON is a mu-
sic education major with a concen-
tration in voice and plans to go into a
full-time Christian Ministry in music, preaching and
evangelism. He loves to play tennis, sky-dive, scuba-
dive, ski and run. He is a member of the BSU Choir
and serves on Samford's revival teams. Tommy feels
that extracurricular activities are fun, but should not
take over one's responsibility.
SUSAN BARNES, who plans to teach kindergar-
ten through third grade, is currently a member of
Omicron Delta Kappa, Kappa Delta Epsilon and H>-
patia. She was Miss Entre Nous and Homecoming
Queen in 1983 as well as Miss Hoover Area, 1983
The fear of the Lord is the beginning
of knowledge. Proverbs 1:7
KARLA DOCKERY and TOMMY ANDERSON
which is a Miss Alabama Pageant Preliminary.
With a music minor, Susan loves to sing and
play the piano. She also enjoys tennis and rac-
quetball. Currently, she is a member of Alpha
Delta Pi Sorority, a Pi Kappa Phi little sister and
leads an Acteens group at her church. Susan is a
firm believer that Jesus Christ is all of her
strength, and without Him, she could do noth-
CHRIS OWENS is a member of Lambda
Chi Alpha and had a starring role in this year's
Samford University Theatre production of
CURTIS BRIDGES is a member of Phi
Kappa Phi and is President of the Ministerial
Association. With a Religion major, he plans to
serve on the Foreign Mission field as a career
missionary. Curtis enjoys meeting people, cook-
ing, and fishing and feels that activities outside
CURTIS BRIDGES and PETER RHEA JONES
A wealth of salvation, wisdom, and knowl-
SUSAN BARNES and CHRIS OWENS
of the classroom are very important. Before becoming presi-
dent of the Ministerial Association he also served as H-Day
chairman. Curtis believes that in order to be a well rounded
person one must have a healthy mind, body and spirit.
PETER RHEA JONES is a Psychology major and plans
to go into management and personnel. He has received the
Mary Elizabeth Forman Award in Psychology and was a
Hanging of the Green Senior Honoree. Peter Rhea enjoys
drawing and any kind of sports, but his favorite thing to do is
"boogie". He is a member of Pi Kappa Phi, the German
Club, Racquetball Club and the Soccer Team. Peter Rhea
likes the potential of the people here at Samford University.
STUART CONDRA enjoys playing golf, tennis, basket-
ball, and softball, but his favorite hobby is barbershop quar-
tet singing. He is a member of Phi Kappa Phi, Omicron
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STUART CONDRA, DEBBY HOFFMAN and KENNY MARTIN
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MARK CHILTON and ELAINE LADD
Delta Kappa, Phi Eta Sigma and is currently on the Dean's
List. Having a major in church music, Stuart plans to go into
music ministry. He is also president of Phi Mu Alpha, direc-
tor of the BSU Choir, and serves as a Student Association
Senator. He feels that administration should be more sensi-
tive to student opinions, but thinks that the atmosphere and
perspective from which the information is taught makes
Samford University unique.
DEBBY HOFFMAN, a Senior from Miami, Florida, is in
Phi Kappa Phi, Alpha Lambda Delta, Omicron Delta
Kappa, and Hypatia. Swimming, horseback riding, photog-
raphy and cross-stitching are among her favorite hobbies
when she is not busy with Alpha Delta Pi Sorority. Debby is
a History/Pre-Law major and she plans to attend Law
School at the University of Georgia. Debby believes that she
has greatly benefited from her friendships with
students and teachers here at Samford.
KENNY MARTIN is a Senior, Religion ma-
jor and plans to go to Seminar) after gradu-
ation. He hopes to become a church pastor. He is
involved in the Ministerial Association and Sig-
ma Tau Delta. Kenny has been preaching since
he was fifteen years old. He has preached in six
MARK CHILTON is a Business Manage-
ment Major. He is a member of Alpha Kappa
Psi and Vice-President of the Student Associ-
ation. Mark is in the Omicron Delta Kappa
Honor Society. He enjoys playing racquetball
and extra-curricular activities. Mark feels that
the personal attention payed to the students is a
strong point of Samford University.
ELAINE LADD is a Nursing student who
has worked at various hospitals in the Birming-
ham area. She is president of the Samford Stu-
dent Association and is very involved in her so-
rority, Zeta Tau Alpha. She is a member of
Hypatia, Pi Gamma Mu and Omicron Delta
JACQUELINE GARDNER, known by her
friends as Jackie, enjoys dancing, swimming,
and music. She is on the Dean's List, a Member
of Phi Kappa Phi, Omicron Delta Kappa,
SOLO, Alpha Lambda Delta, and she has re-
ceived the Vivian VanSise Award. Her major is
Finance, and she plans to go into investments,
banking, and financial analysis. Jackie is also on
the Step Sing Committee, Scholarship Commit-
tee, and is Vice-president of Phi Mu. She likes
the Christian atmosphere, small classes and per-
sonal relationships with professors here at Sam-
DONNA HINES is an Early Childhood Edu-
cation major and she plans to go to Seminary to
get a master's Degree in Social Work. Donna is
a member of four national Honor societies: Phi
Kappa Phi, Kappa Delta Pi, Alpha Lambda
But if any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask
of God, who gives to all men generously and
without reproach and it will be given to
him. James 1:5
JACQUELINE GARDNER and DONNA HINES
RENAE BRUNER, RICHARD SAMPLE and MELINDA GUNN
Delta and Pi Gamma Mu. She has been on the Dean's List evey
semester while attending Samford. Angel Flight and the Associ-
ation of Childhood Education are some more of Donna's many
activities. Donna feels that one of the strong points of Samford is the
faculty and she enjoys the smaller classes where students are more
than just a number.
RENAE BRUNER is a member of Alpha Lambda Delta, on the
Dean's List and has received the Vivian VanSise Award. A few of
her hobbies include cooking, and reading, and she has a strong
interest in music. Renae's major is Business with a concentrations in
Accounting and Computer Science. She is involved in the Math
Club, Phi Chi Theta, and the Ministerial Association. She believes
that Christianity helps a person to strive for the best in life.
RICHARD SAMPLE is a religion major and plans to go into
Christian Missions. He is a member of Phi Eta Sigma and is cur-
rently on the Dean's List. Richard is Vice-president of the Ministe-
rial Association and a member of the B.S.U. Choir. He enjoys
traveling, talking and meeting new people and feels that his friends
JAY McCOLLUM and BAILEY MARKS
Oh, the depth of the riches, both
of the wisdom and the knowledge
of God. How unsearchable are
His judgements and unfathoma-
ble His ways. Romans 1 1:33
and extra-curricular activities have helped him to grow and mature.
Richard believes that he has received a very good education at Sam-
ford University and feels that his teachers contributed in many ways to
MELINDA GUNN is a Home Economics in Business major and
plans to use it in foreign missions or denominational work. She enjoys
cooking, sewing, waterskiing, racquetball and playing the piano, ac-
cordion and flute. She was elected Miss Samford in 1983 and Greek
Goddess in 1981. Melinda's activities and offices include vice-presi-
dent of Zeta Tau Alpha, Vice-president of Hypatia, President of
Kappa Omicron Phi, Co-head of the Genesis Project, Angel Flight
Chaplain, Omicron Delta Kappa, Alpha Lambda Delta, Arts and
Sciences Senator and Campus Ministries activities.
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FRAN BLANKENSHIP and JULIE ATWATER
JAY McCOLLUM has a major in biology and plans to go into
medical missions. He is on the deans list, a member of Omicron
Delta Kappa, Phi Kappa Phi, and Alpha Epsilon Delta. He is the
leader of a discipleship group, Chief justice of the Student Govern-
ment and on the student/faculty committee. Jay is youth director
and pianist for his church. He believes that extracurricular activi-
ties teach students things that cannot be learned in a classroom.
BAILEY MARKS is a biology major and plans to be a mission-
ary with Campus Crusade for Christ. He is a member of several
honorary organizations and has been on the Dean's List. He is also a
member of Pi Kappa Alpha Social Fraternity, in which he has held
the offices of Treasurer, Pledge-Master and Pledge Class President.
Some of Bailey's interess include photography and bicycling. Baile\
believes that the purpose of education is to train the mind. He says
that we may forget many of the things we learn here at Samford but
training of the mind is a tool that can never be lost.
BARRY LOVE was also chosen for Who's Who. One of his
honors while being here at Samford was being elected Mr. Samford
FRAN BLANKENSHIP, a math major with minors in comput-
er science and psychology, is now working as a computer control
systems analyst in Kansas City. Fran was president of the math club
and a member of Pi Mu Epsilon. She enjoys horses and has recently
taken up an interest in photography. Fran, after attending another
university, believes that Samford is the best University around.
JULIE ATWATER is a member of Omicron Delta Kappa and
Hypatia. Her major is in speech and dramatic arts, and she plans to
use her skills in a field such as public relations, sales representation
or advertising. Julie likes to sing, act, paint and go to movies or
For from Him and through Him
and to Him are all things. To Him
be the glory forever. Amen.
plays. She is a member of Alpha
Psi Omega Drama Fraternity and
she served on a Samford mission
team in New York City last sum-
mer. Julie loves Samford because
of its Christian atmosphere and
the Christian point-of-view of the
ERICA HUTSON is a History
and Psychology major. She has
received the honors of being on
the Dean's List and the National
Dean's List. She plans to become
a marriage and family therapist.
She likes the closeness and friend-
liness between students and facul-
ty here at the University.
JENNY WRIGHT is a mem-
ber of Zeta Tau Alpha and the
University Chorale. Having a de-
gree in church music, she plans to
pursue a career in public relations
and management that relates to
music. Jenny is also director of
Koinonia and Zeta Tau Alpha's
Step sing show. Her hobbies in-
clude calligraphy, water skiing,
and softball. Jenny likes attending Samford because
of the many opportunities for leadership that it of-
GREG ROGERS is a religion major and hopes to
serve on the foreign mission field. He is on the soccer
team and a member of Alpha Phi Omega and the
Ministerial Association. Greg likes to juggle, play
soccer and recently served as a summer missionary to
Taiwan. He strongly believes that a personal rela-
tionship with Christ can change one's life.
MARK RAY also chosen to be among the mem-
bers of Who's Who Among American College and
JENNY WRIGHT and GREG ROGERS
Widsom strengthens a wise man. Ecclesiastes
1 70 Honors
MR. & MISS SAMFORD, 1983
The students se-
lected by the
student body of
1983 to receive
the honor of be-
ing Mr. and
for that year
Love and Me-
How much better it is to get wisdom than gold.
And to get understanding is to be chosen above
silver. Proverbs 16:16
The Herman Ross Arnold Award was presented to
Curtis Bridges because, in the opinion of the faculty
and his classmates, he has best exemplified Christian
humility and unselfish service, and has best applied
to the improvement of the mind.
Alisa Wynens was presented the Service Guild
Award in recognition of her social service to Samford
\\ isdom is belter than weapons of war. Ecclesi-
The Hurry S. Truman Scholar-
ship was presented by the Harry
S. Truman Scholarship founda-
tion to Sam Huckalby and Ann
The Doctor Jean Mead Dunbar
Award was presented to Ruth
Singleton in 1984 for her service
to Samford University as well as
scholarship and school spirit.
For wisdom is better than jewels, and all desir-
able things cannot compare with her. Proverbs
The Vernon G. Davidson Award for 1984 was pre-
sented to Kenny Martin.
Paula Graves had the honor of receiving the Joseph
L. King English Award in 1984.
How Blessed is the man who finds wisdom, and
the man who gains understanding. Proverbs
The alumnae of Hypatia presented Susan Barnes
with the Hypatia Cup in recognition of her character,
scholarship, leadership, and promise of future useful-
The Gail Hyle Memorial Award is presented an-
nually to the young woman of the Senior class who
best exemplifies the outstanding qualities of Chris-
tian character, leadership, school spirit and service.
Elaine Ladd was presented the award for 1984.
For wisdom is protection just as mone\ is protec-
tion. But the advantage o\' knowledge is that
wisdom preserves the lives of its possessions. 1 c-
clesiastes 7: 1 2
Behold, how good and how pleasant it is for
brothers to dwell together in unity. Psalms 1 33: 1
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The Vernon G. Davidson Award for 1983 was present-
ed to Gene L. Lankford.
The Joseph L. King English Award was presented to
The Talley-Windsor Award was presented to Richard
Cato and Clifton Randolph Winslett in 1 983. This Award
is made to two graduating students preparing for church
related vocations. The award is based on performance and
promise. The students are presented a citation and an
International Dictionary Bible set for having shown initia-
tive, compassion and involvement in a Southern Baptist
The Gail Hyle Memorial Award is presented to the
young woman of the Senior class who best exemplifies the
outstanding qualities of Christian character, leadership,
school spirit and service. In 1983, Jamae Katherine Henry
was presented this award.
The Alumnae of Hypatia presented Kimberly Carol
Seehorn with the Hypatia Cup in recognition of her char-
acter, scholarship, leadership and promise of future use-
Linda Gay Trible was presented the Jean Mead Dunbar
award in 1983 in recognition of her service to Samford
University, scholarship and leadership.
The Herman Ross Arnold Award was presented to
Marta Gwen Whitaker because, in the opinion of the
faculty and her classmates, she has been exemplified
Christian humility and unselfish service, and has best ap-
plied to the improvement of the mind.
The service Guild award was presented to Janice Cores
by the Service Guild of Samford University in recognition
of her social service to the University.
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The Kappa Chapter of Alpha Delta Pi is one of 134
national chapters. Alpha Delta Pi. founded on May 1 5,
1851, boasts the Woodland violet as its flower, with the
sorority colors being azure blue and white. Their phil-
anthropy is support of the Ronald McDonald House.
Kappa Chapter activities include the Professor Appre-
ciation Reception, sponsoring the Greek Skate Party,
and the Bandana Bash. Kappa chapter officers are:
President Debby Hoffman. Executive Vice-Presi-
dent Elaine Spivey. Pledge Education Vice-Presi-
dent Pam Morris. Panhellenic — Leigh-Ann Metzger,
Rush Chairman — Susie Marcus. Treasurer Tahnya
Bell. Membership Chairman Brenda Manning
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Founded nationally in 1895, and locally in 1963. the
Zeta Zeta Chapter of Chi Omega is one of 175 Chi
Omega chapters nationwide. Their flower is the white
carnation, their colors are cardinal and straw, and in
place of a national philanthrophy, each local chapter
seeks the needs of its community. Chi Omega officers
are as follow:
President Amy Cundiff, Vice-President StaC)
Lee, Treasurer — Kellie Gibson, Secretary — Stephanie
Lacy, Pledge Trainer -Melissa Lewis. Personnel
Vicki Goodlett. Panhellenic -Jan Macon
Special Chi Omega functions include a Fall Formal
and the Chi Omega Orange Crush Partj
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Supporting the Gallandet College for the deaf and
hearing impaired in Washington, D.C.. the reestab-
lished Alpha Pi chapter of Delta Zeta is one of 161
chapters nationwide. Locally, the chapter works with
speech and hearing clinics. The Killarney Rose (pink) is
the national flower giving them their colors of pink and
green. Delta Zeta Officers include:
President — Melody Francis, Vice-President
(Rush)— Charlotte Burns, Vice-President (Social)—
Martha Anderson, Corresponding Secretary Mary
Tash, Recording Secretary Sherry Yancey. Treasur-
er — Pam Soloman, Panhellenic — Krista Pelham and
The Delta Theta chapter of Kappa Delta was found-
ed on October 23, 1897. The 143 national chapters
share a philanthropy of supporting the Crippled Chil-
dren's Hospital in Richmond. Virginia; their local phil-
anthropy is the Red Cross. Their flower is the white
rose, with their colors being olive green and pearl white.
Activities unique to the Delta Theta chapter arc a
White Rose Formal, and a Fall Tailgate Party . Kappa
Delta officers include:
President Mary Ann Hardenbergh
Vice-President Donna Stazel
Treasurer — Leah Baugh
Assistant Treasurer — Amy Watts
Secretary — Cathy Reeves
Editor — Caroline Vaughn
Rush Chairman — Belinda H >ks
The Alpha Gamma Chapter of
Phi Mu is one of over 120 national
chapters. The local Alpha (lamina
chapter woa founded in 1925. Phi
Mu sponsors the male beaut) walk
lo raise monej for local and national
organizations. Locally the fraterni-
t\ supports the Big Oak Boys
Ranch. The officers o\' Phi Mu are:
President Kand\ Smith. V ice
President Jackie Garner, Record-
ing Secretary Konna Krotzer,
Corresponding Secretary Monica
McDaniel, Treasurer Janice
Cooney, Phi Director Merideth
Manee, Panhellenic Kath) Carv-
er, Membership Sandee Suddeth
Phi Mu placed second in Football
a\u\ had the second and third run-
ners up in the MissENTRE NOl S
Pagent. The) were second overall
scholasticalh among sororities.
Zeta Tau Alpha was founded on October 15. 1898,
and Samford's Delta Psi chapter is one of 196 Zeta Tau
Alpha chapters nationwide. Their flower is the white
violet, and their colors arc turquoise blue and steel gray .
Zeta Tau Alpha shares the common national philan-
thropy of the National Association for Retarded Chil-
dren. Zeta Tau Alpha officers are as follows:
President— Elaine Ladd, Vice-President— Alison
Hill, Pledge Trainer— Melinda Gunn. Treasurer
Erica Hutson, Recording Secretary — Claudette Payne,
Corresponding Secretary— Linda Cornelius. Histori-
an Diane Harris, Rush Chairman — Nancy Jennings.
Panhellenic— Lisa Myrick, Ritual Chairman Laura
Special Zeta Tau Alpha functions include a Fall Par-
ty, White Violet Formal, and S] f nng.
The Theta Alpha Zeta chapter o(
lambda Chi Alpha was founded
September I, 1939. lambda Chi
\lpha functions include the Semi-
formal in November, and the formal
held in Florida in the spring. Their
colors are Green, gold, and purple.
I he officers are as follows:
High Alpha Don Gass, High
Beta Scott McCollough, High
Gamma David Ficken, High
Ian \\ ade Ficken, High Phi
Todd Atkinson. High Kappa
Greg Wood. High Delta Phillip
Johnson. High Epsilon Mark
Sanders, High Rho Scott .lack-
son. High Sigma Kirk Mardis,
Chaplain Todd Morns
Pi Kappa Alpha is another of the fra-
ternities on the Samford campus. One of
their functions is the Burning Down The
I louse Part\.
Pi Kappa Alpha has a formal each
The Alpha tita Chapter of Pi Kappa Phi is one of
over 100 chapters located nation wide. The local
chapter was founded April 25. 1925. The colors of the
local chapter are gold, white, and blue. Pi Kappa Phi
officers are as follows:
President Barr> Love, Vice-president Don
Sharman, Treasurer Doug Wilson. Secretary
Bill McCall, Warden Terr\ Dunagan. Historian
Les linnis. Chaplain Bob MeNabb. Soeial Chair-
man Lislie Spiller. IFC Bryan Givhan.
Special functions of the Pi Kappa Phi include the
Winter semi-formal the Star and Lamp and the Rose
Ball, the spring formal. During rush the fratemit)
hosts the Pla\bo\ Party.
The newest national fraternity on campus is Sigma Chi.
The Pi Colony received their charter in the spring of 1 984
Sigma Chi placed first in the men's division of the Step
Sing. The colors are Blue and old Gold. The flower is the
White Rose. The officers of Sigma Chi are as follows:
President John Lankford. Nice President Mike Gil-
breath, Treasurer David Benson, Secret a r) Mark
Waters. Pledge Warden Jim hubanks. Historian Ron
llaskamp. Rush Chairman David Procter. Chaplain
Sigma Chi sponsors the annual Crawford Johnson
Courtyard Party, and the Annual Sigma Chi M
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The Iota chapter of Sigma Nu is a member of a
network of 125 Sigma Nu chapters nationwide. The
chapter was founded in October of 1879. Their colors
are black, white, and gold and their emblem is the white
rose. Sigma Nu officers are as follows:
Commander John Stroud. Lieutenant Command-
er — Mark Loy. Treasurer Mike Chatham. Record-
er Mark Kelley, Chaplain Darrell Roberson.
Pledge Trainer J. Kyle Irvin
Unique Sigma Nu functions include a Casino Party,
a Country Club Party and an October New Year's
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and make the dream come
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IN MEMORY OF
Blessed are the pure in
heart for they shall see God. Matthew
5:8. The Lloyd's favorite verse to
describe Linda, the first portion of it is
the epitaph on her grave stone.
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the brighter our days"
is on a cross stitch
pillow she did and
kept on her bed.
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not a new life in
the sense of only
a life after this
one on earth, but
it is a new life of
from the ordinary
earthly life, which is
that of union with
Christ. Our first
birth ends in
issues in eternal
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the foundation of
hope for a new life
now and beyond
death is the
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